BBC newsreader Jane Hill is to marry her girlfriend in a civil partnership ceremony.
The presenter, who outed herself as gay in the Corporation's in-house magazine in 2009, announced the happy news on Twitter.ugg boots on saleUGG DelaineUGG HighkooUGG Kenly
Hill is to marry her live-in girlfriend, TV camerawoman Sara Shepherd, after around three years of dating.
The presenter, who previously dated former Strictly Come Dancing winner Chris Hollins, revealed she was living with her partner Sara and their dog Mavis in an interview with the BBC's Ariel two years ago.
One colleague told the publication, 'Everyone has known for years that Jane is gay. She hasn't made a secret of it at the BBC and although she has had other girlfriends over the years, this one seems to be The one. '
And her co-worker appears to now be right as the news host starts to plan her big day.
Hill adds on Twitter: 'Thanks for So many lovely messages.. Sorry I can't reply to all. Suggestions for venues (London), designers, photographers all welcome! '
Described by one male TV critic as 'severe but sexy, ' Miss Hill is much admired for her presentational and reporting skills.
At one point, she even had her own unofficial internet fan club.
Miss Hill started working in BBC local radio at 16 before taking a politics degree at London University.
'Thanks for So many lovely messages.. Sorry I can't reply to all. Suggestions for venues (London), designers, photographers all welcome! '
After graduating from the corporation's regional news trainee scheme, she worked as a producer at Five Live before moving to television.
Miss Hill is now an anchor on the BBC's News Channel and presented Christmas Day lunchtime bulletins.
She has worked on many high profile stories including Hurricane Katrina, 9/11 and the inauguration of Barack Obama.
However, she describes her hardest job as dealing with the Madeleine McCann case.